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Nissan will commence exports of the Sunny from its plant at Oragadam near Chennai in March 2012. The Japanese automaker has been exporting the Micra for quite some time now. The Sunny will be first exported to the Middle East and slowly the export markets will be expanded to cover more countries. Nissan has invest Rs. 2800 crore in its Chennai facility, which manufacturers the Micra and Sunny. The plant capacity is being expanded to manufacture 4 lakh unit per annum by March. 500 new workers will be hired to to manage doubling of production. This same plant will also manufacture the Evalia MPV from September. Nissan has got good response to the Sunny diesel which has so far received 4000 bookings. The petrol version of the Sunny is most likely to be exported in the beginning.
“We will be exporting Sunny by March-end. Already we were exporting Micra to many countries. Initially, Sunny will be exported to Middle East market. Initially the plant’s annual capacity is two lakh units. We will increase it to four lakh units by March”, Kiminobu Tokuyama, MD and CEO, Nissan India, said.
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